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Internet Arcade

The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package.

Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.

  The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.

  Many games have a "boot-up" sequence when first turned on, where the systems run through a check and analysis, making sure all systems are go. In some cases, odd controllers make proper playing of the systems on a keyboard or joypad a pale imitation of the original experience. Please report any issues to the Internet Arcade Operator, Jason Scott.

If you are encountering issues with control, sound, or other technical problems, read this entry of some common solutions.

Also, Armchair Arcade (a video game review site) has written an excellent guide to playing on the Internet Arcade as well.


Below are a suggested collection of games that run at proper speed in a powerful browser. (Firefox is currently the fastest environment, although other browsers should work as well.)

 

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Internet Arcade
by Alpha Denshi Co.
software
eye 1,711
favorite 9
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Internet Arcade
by Alpha Denshi Co.
software
eye 771
favorite 4
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Developed by Alpha Denshi Kōgyō Co., Ltd. Released 1986 Also For Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum Published by Alpha Denshi Kōgyō Co., Ltd. Perspective Top-down Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Beat 'em up / Brawler Visual 2D scrolling Description Kairos has kidnapped children and trapped them in mirrors inside his castle. The player takes the role of Mac in his quest so save them. The main portion of the game is spend with walking through the castle and fighting Kairo's...
Internet Arcade
by Alpha Denshi Co.
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eye 2,239
favorite 15
comment 0
Developed by Alpha Denshi Kōgyō Co., Ltd. Released 1987 Also For Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PlayStation 3, PSP, SEGA Master System Published by SNK Corporation Perspective Bird's-eye view Genre Action Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Visual 2D scrolling Description You are a Time Soldier, who is asked to rescue five warriors from different time periods: Sirius in the "Primitive Age", Laplace in the "Age of Rome", Dymos in "The World Wars", Alpha in the "Age...
Internet Arcade
by Atari Games
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eye 7,362
favorite 58
comment 0
Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released 1986 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Game Boy, NES, PlayStation 3, ZX Spectrum Published by Atari Games Corporation Perspective Top-down Setting Fantasy Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, RPG elements Visual 2D scrolling Description Gauntlet II is very similar to its predecessor . Up to four players (a wizard, a warrior, an elf, and a valkyrie) make their way through various mazes, collect treasures and magic potions, and fend...
Internet Arcade
by Atari Games
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eye 259,496
favorite 34
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Toobin' is an Atari Games video game originally released as an arcade game in 1988 and is based on the recreational sport tubing. In the game, you play as the main characters Bif or Jet, guiding them through many winding rivers on an innertube. Gameplay The player competes in a river race against the computer or another player. The player's score increases by swishing the gates, hitting other characters with cans, collecting hidden letters to spell Toobin', and collecting treasures. Players try...
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Internet Arcade
by Atari Games
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favorite 17
comment 1
Blasteroids is one of the sequels to the original 1979 shoot 'em up video game Asteroids. It was developed by Atari Games (which later became Midway Games West) and released as a coin-operated game in 1987, and in 1989 by Image Works for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64/128, MSX, MS-DOS PC, and ZX Spectrum. The gameplay for the game is basically the same as for the original; the player (or players in case of a 2-player game) controls a spaceship viewed from "above" in a 2D...
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Internet Arcade
by Atari Games
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eye 350,751
favorite 74
comment 9
Marble Madness is an arcade video game designed by Mark Cerny, and published by Atari Games in 1984. It is a platform game in which the player must guide an onscreen marble through six courses, populated with obstacles and enemies, within a time limit. The player controls the marble by using a trackball. Marble Madness is known for using innovative game technologies. It was Atari's first to use the Atari System 1 hardware and to be programmed in the C programming language. The game was also one...
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Internet Arcade
by Bally Midway
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eye 283,206
favorite 72
comment 6
Tapper, also known as Root Beer Tapper, is a 1983 arcade game released by Bally Midway. The goal of the game is to serve beer (or root beer) and collect empty mugs and tips. Tapper puts the player in the shoes of a bartender. The player must serve eager, thirsty patrons before their patience expires. The game was produced in association with Budweiser. The Tapper game screen features four bars. Patrons arrive periodically at the end of the bar opposite the player and demand drinks. The player...
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Internet Arcade
by Bally Midway
software
eye 280,246
favorite 28
comment 2
Satan's Hollow is a shoot 'em up arcade game released by Bally Midway in 1982. The gameplay is similar to Galaga from Namco: the player must destroy the flying formations of gargoyles in order to pick up pieces of a bridge that must be built over a river of lava. As the game progresses, the gargoyles begin to throw exploding eggs, along with rocks that can destroy bridge sections; the player also occasionally faces disembodied devil heads that float around the screen and spit fire. In addition...
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Internet Arcade
by Bally/Sente
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eye 253,139
favorite 3
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Century Electronics
software
eye 342,724
favorite 4
comment 1
Destroy swarms of aliens and asteroids. If there are too many enemies on the screen, use the time warp to slow all your foes down. 1 Player Start 1 2 Players Start 2 Coin 1 5 Coin 2 6 P1 Left LEFT P1 Right RIGHT P1 Button 1 LCONTROL or Mouse B1 P1 Button 2 LALT or Mouse B3 P2 Left D P2 Right G P2 Button 1 A P2 Button 2 S
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Internet Arcade
by Century Electronics
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eye 307,062
favorite 11
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Hunchback is an arcade game developed by Century Electronics in 1983. The player controls Quasimodo from the Victor Hugo novel The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The game is set on a castle wall. The player must cross the screen from left to right avoiding obstacles in order to ring the bell at the far right. Obstacles include pits which must be swung over on a long rope, ramparts which must be jumped (some of which contain knights with spears) and flying fireballs and arrows (to be ducked or...
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Internet Arcade
by Digitrex Techstar (Rock-Ola license)
software
eye 319,945
favorite 11
comment 2
Eyes is an arcade game released in 1982 by Rock-ola. Objective The player is an eye traveling through a maze. The goal is to shoot all the dots to advance to next level. Computer eyes chase and try to shoot at the player. Shooting a computer eye will earn points and remove it from the level, but it will reappear a short time later. Being shot by a computer eye is fatal. As the game progresses, more computer eyes are added to levels and they take less time to shoot at the player. They also move...
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Internet Arcade
by Epos Corporation
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eye 245,554
favorite 1
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Exidy
software
eye 272,987
favorite 13
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Pepper II is an arcade game programmed by Exidy and published in 1982, and, despite its name, there was no predecessor named Pepper or Pepper I. Its gameplay is similar to the game Amidar by Stern. There are four mazes per level in Pepper II. Each maze has exits leading to 3 other mazes. All four mazes must be filled to advance to the next level. To fill in a maze, the player maneuvers "Pepper" around different segments of the maze. As Pepper travels, he leaves a "zipper"....
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Internet Arcade
by Game Plan
software
eye 289,585
favorite 2
comment 1
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Internet Arcade
by Game Plan (Centuri license)
software
eye 276,650
favorite 4
comment 0
Megatack is an arcade game published by Taiyo System in 1980. Each wave consists of two rounds. The first round pits you against descending "space monsters", while the second consists of "space rings" that grow in size if you don't shoot them first and try to absorb your ship. Completing both rounds takes you to the next wave. Other machines made by Taiyo System during the time period Megatack was produced include Tora Tora, Intruder, Enigma II, Kaos, and Pot Of Gold.
Internet Arcade
by Gottlieb
software
eye 378,485
favorite 164
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Q*bert /ˈkjuːbərt/ is an arcade video game developed and published by Gottlieb in 1982. It is a 2D action game with puzzle elements that uses "isometric" graphics to create a pseudo-3D effect, and serves as a precursor to the isometric platformer genre. The object is to change the color of every cube in a pyramid by making the on-screen character hop on top of the cube while avoiding obstacles and enemies. Players use a joystick to control the character. The game was conceived by...
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Internet Arcade
by Gottlieb
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eye 297,104
favorite 29
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Krull is a video game based on the film of the same name. The first Krull adaptation was a 1983 arcade game manufactured by D. Gottlieb & Co.. A home adaptation similar to the arcade version was planned for the Atari 5200, but poor sales of that console prompted the decision to release the game on the Atari 2600 instead. A pinball version was also developed but not put into production. Arcade version Released in 1984, the Krull arcade game was programmed by Matt Householder and Chris...
Internet Arcade
by Gottlieb (Taitel license)
software
eye 271,929
favorite 5
comment 1
Developed by D. Gottlieb & Co. Released 1983 Platform Arcade Published by D. Gottlieb & Co. Perspective Top-down Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description A space shooter with a twist: instead of the usual fare of invading aliens or hostile ships, you face off against actual planets, complete with projectile moons and a chip on their shoulder. As each attack wave begins, the pissed-off celestial bodies zoom in from afar,...
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Internet Arcade
by Irem
software
eye 2,520
favorite 15
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XMultiply (エックスマルチプライ EkkusuMaruchipurai) is a side-scrolling shooter published by Irem, and similar in style to their earlier R-Type. In 1998 the game was released with Image Fight as a one-disc doublebill on PlayStation and Sega Saturn. Story The game centers around an unusual alien invasion against a colony planet in the year 2249—the aliens themselves are microscopic creatures that invade, infect, and kill the colonists. Scientists have deployed the microscopic fighter...
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Internet Arcade
by Irem
software
eye 236,996
favorite 2
comment 0
Developed by Irem Corp. Released 1983 Platform Arcade Published by Irem Corp. Perspective Behind view Sport Sailing / Boating Genre Racing / Driving, Sports Gameplay Arcade Description Tropical Angel is a game about water-skiing in a dangerous environment. The player controls a female water-skier who needs to complete several courses (called 'tests' in-game) before time expires. Each course is divided into six parts separated by gates (checkpoints). The courses are littered with rocks which,...
Internet Arcade
by Irem
software
eye 236,285
favorite 1
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Irem (Williams license)
software
eye 276,670
favorite 9
comment 0
Developed by Irem Corp. Released Jul, 1983 Also For NES, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, SG-1000 Published by Williams Electronics, Inc. Perspective Behind view, Top-down Vehicular Motorcycle, Street Racing Genre Racing / Driving Gameplay Arcade, Vehicle Simulator Description In a game reminiscent of both Road Fighter and Rally Bike , the player takes control of a motorcyclist who's in a race to be the first to traverse the United States from the west to the east coast, starting in Los Angeles...
Internet Arcade
by Irem (Williams license)
software
eye 332,416
favorite 72
comment 5
Moon Patrol (ムーンパトロール Mūn Patorōru) is an arcade game by Irem that was first released in 1982. It was licensed to Williams for distribution in North America. Moon Patrol was an early side-scrolling shooter and is widely credited for the introduction of parallax scrolling in side-scrolling video games (though one article in Games Radar argues that the graphics in the 1980 game Defender would count). The player takes the role of a Luna City police officer assigned to Sector...
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Internet Arcade
software
eye 278,140
favorite 24
comment 1
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Internet Arcade
by Namco
software
eye 3,244
favorite 18
comment 0
Developed by Namco Limited Released Oct, 1986 Also For Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16, Wii Published by Namco Limited Perspective Side view, Top-down Narrative Horror Genre Action Setting Fantasy Gameplay Arcade, Platform Description In the year 1192, the darkness of the Minamoto clan has come and is spreading across Japan. The country is being ravaged, and only one man of the lost Heike clan can return from the depths of hell to put a stop to it. His name is Taira no Kagekiyo. The story of Genpei...
Internet Arcade
by Namco
software
eye 1,087
favorite 6
comment 0
Developed by Namco Limited Released 1985 Also For Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, NES, Wii U, ZX Spectrum Published by Namco Limited Perspective Side view Genre Action, Sports Sport Skateboarding Description Simple side-scrolling game, where you play a skater who has to pass a set of obstacles in order to reach the end of the level. You can skate up or down in the screen, or even jump, to be safe from the pipes you encounter on the way. As the game progresses, obstacles are more frequent...
Internet Arcade
by Orca / Thunderbolt
software
eye 322,947
favorite 6
comment 0
A very good Xevious clone with some elements of star force. 1 Player Start 1 2 Players Start 2 Coin 1 5 P1 Up UP P1 Down DOWN P1 Left LEFT P1 Right RIGHT P1 Button 1 LCONTROL or Mouse B1 P1 Button 2 LALT or Mouse B3 P2 Up R P2 Down F P2 Left D P2 Right G P2 Button 1 A P2 Button 2 S
Internet Arcade
by Philko
software
eye 1,247
favorite 3
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 391,421
favorite 41
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Carnival is a fixed shooter arcade game created by Sega in 1980. It has the distinction of being the first video game with a bonus round. The goal of the game is to shoot at targets, while carefully avoiding running out of bullets. Three rows of targets scroll across the screen in alternating directions; these include rabbits, ducks, owls, and bonus items. If a duck target crosses the bottom row without being shot, it will come to life and begin flying down toward the player. Any ducks that...
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 375,461
favorite 47
comment 0
Congo Bongo (J: Tip Top (ティップタップ Tippu Tappu)) is an isometric platform arcade game released by Sega in 1983. The game has come to be seen as Sega's answer to the highly successful Donkey Kong game that was released two years prior. The player takes the role of a red-nosed safari hunter who tries to catch an ape named "Bongo". The hunter seeks Bongo to exact revenge for an apparent practical joke in which Bongo set fire to the hunter's tent, giving him a literal...
Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 271,457
favorite 41
comment 3
Space Harrier (スペースハリアー Supēsu Hariā) is a third-person rail shooter game, released by Sega in 1985. It was produced by Yu Suzuki, responsible for many popular Sega games. It spawned several sequels: Space Harrier 3-D (1988), Space Harrier II (1988), and the spin-off Planet Harriers (2000). Space Harrier was originally made for the arcades, and later saw ports to many home game systems. Space Harrier's release on the Sega Master System is notable, as there were two versions:...
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 319,276
favorite 18
comment 1
Flicky (フリッキー) is an arcade game made by Sega. First released in arcades in 1984, Flicky was also released at the time for the SG-1000, and then ported to the MSX and Japanese computers Sharp X1, Fujitsu FM-7 and NEC PC-8801. It was later ported to the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1991. Flicky was designed by Yoji Ishii, who was with Sonic Team until August 1999, when he formed Artoon, his own company. Gameplay In the game, the player controls Flicky, a flightless bird who has to save...
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 313,888
favorite 73
comment 4
Pengo (ペンゴ) is an arcade game developed by Coreland and published by Sega in 1982. The player controls Pengo, a red penguin that resides in the Antarctic. The game takes place in an overhead maze made of ice blocks, where Pengo fights the patrolling, blob-like Sno-Bees. The objective of the game is for Pengo to survive a series of rounds by eliminating all Sno-Bees, while amassing bonuses by bringing together the three diamonds dispersed in the maze. The player uses a joystick and a...
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 467,806
favorite 47
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Astro Blaster is a shoot 'em up arcade game released by Sega in 1981. The player controls a ship (bearing a resemblance to the Battlestar Galactica) which can fire and move left or right. The player must continuously monitor the onscreen temperature and fuel gauges; if the ship overheats, its weapon is disabled, and if it is depleted of fuel, the vessel itself explodes. The player must battle through waves of enemies, which attack with varied formations and flight patterns. When a wave is...
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Internet Arcade
by Sega
software
eye 321,517
favorite 97
comment 5
Zaxxon is a 1982 isometric shooter arcade game developed and released by Sega. Some sources claim that Japanese electronics company Ikegami Tsushinki also worked on the development of Zaxxon. The game gives the player the experience of flying a fighter craft through a fortress while shooting at enemy entities (missiles, enemy gunfire, etc.) The object of the game is to hit as many targets as possible without being shot down or running out of fuel—which can be replenished, paradoxically, by...
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Internet Arcade
by Senko Industries (Magic Eletronics Inc. license)
software
eye 250,619
favorite 1
comment 0
Developed by Senko Industries Released 1985 Platform Arcade Published by Magic Electronics, Inc. Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Description Special Forces: Kung Fu Commando is a 2D side-scrolling shooter game. The player controls a black-bearded commando with characteristic mohawk, who assaults an embassy occupied by terrorists to rescue hostages. The commando has a gun with infinite ammunition, must eliminate various terrorist-opponents, and shoot deadly grenades...
Internet Arcade
by Sesame Japan
software
eye 235,694
favorite 6
comment 0
Vastar is a 1983's arcade game. It's the only known game released by Sesame Japan Corporation company. (Vastar is also the name of a small M42 mount camera lens produced by Will Wetzlar.) History In the year 2956 A.D., a fighting robot named Vastar was developed by scientists in order to protect Earth from the Galaxy Empire. The game's history is set in a post-apocalyptic Earth. In some points of the game, it can be seen ruins of the Statue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore and the Rapa Nui (famous...
Internet Arcade
by Shinkai Inc. (Magic Eletronics Inc. license)
software
eye 261,149
favorite 3
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Sigma Enterprises Inc.
software
eye 250,777
favorite 4
comment 1
Released 1981 Also For Arcadia 2001 Published by Sigma Enterprises, Inc. Perspective Side view Setting Sci-Fi / Futuristic Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Shooter Visual Fixed / Flip-screen Description Spiders is a 2D shoot'em up, similar to Space Invaders or Galaga . The player controls a ship and fights against waves of spiders. The gameplay is typical for fixed screen shooters. The player's ship is at the bottom of the screen, can move left or right, and shoots enemies appearing from the top...
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Internet Arcade
by Stern Electronics
software
eye 449,840
favorite 86
comment 13
Berzerk is a multi-directional shooter video arcade game, released in 1980 by Stern Electronics of Chicago. The player controls a green stick man. Using a joystick and a firing button that activates a laser-like weapon, the player navigates a simple maze filled with many robots, who fire lasers back at the player character. A player can be killed by being shot, by running into a robot or an exploding robot, coming into contact with the electrified walls of the maze itself, or by being touched...
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Topics: arcade, stern, stern electronics, maze, shooter, speech, Berzerk Franchise
Internet Arcade
by Stern Electronics
software
eye 327,869
favorite 23
comment 3
Frenzy was an arcade game published by Stern Electronics in 1982. It was a sequel to the hit 1980 arcade game Berzerk. Frenzy followed the basic paradigm set by Berzerk: the player must navigate a maze full of hostile robots. The goal of the game is to survive as long as possible and score points by killing robots and travelling from room to room. The game has no end other than the player losing all of his or her lives. The player has a gun with which to shoot the robots, and simple...
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Topics: arcade, stern, stern electronics, maze, shooter, speech, Berzerk Franchise
Internet Arcade
by SunA
software
eye 1,312
favorite 5
comment 0
Developed by SunA Co. Released 1988 Platform Arcade Published by SunA Co. Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Platform Visual 2D scrolling Description Hard Head is a 2D side-scrolling platform game that puts players in the shoes of a 'Hard Head' - it's similar to Super Mario Bros. As you traverse the sixteen stages, you have to navigate through an obstacle course. You have the ability destroy blocks with your head that sometimes contain power-ups and sometimes walls have to be destroyed...
Internet Arcade
by Taito
software
eye 3,847
favorite 21
comment 0
Developed by Taito Corporation Released 1989 Platform Arcade Published by Taito Corporation Perspective Behind view Genre Action Misc Licensed Gameplay Shooter Description Rambo III on arcade is a different game than Rambo III on consoles or the home releases - it's a pseudo-3D third person rail shooter, similar to G.I. Joe on arcade or Space Harrier . The game is based on the famous movie - the player controls Rambo (while the second player controls Colonel Trautman), who is always running,...
Internet Arcade
by Taito America Corporation
software
eye 328,349
favorite 73
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Jungle Hunt is a one- or two-player side-scrolling arcade platform game produced and released by Taito in 1982. It was also known as Jungle King in early releases. The player controls a jungle explorer who sports a pith helmet and a safari suit. The player must rescue his girl from a tribe of hungry cannibals. To do this, he must swing from vine to vine, survive a crocodile-infested river, jump or duck falling rocks rolling downhill, and release the girl before she "takes a dip" in...
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Internet Arcade
by Taito Corporation
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eye 3,296
favorite 16
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Taiyo (Taito license)
software
eye 352,063
favorite 9
comment 0
1 Player Start 1 2 Players Start 2 Coin 1 5 Coin 2 6 Service 1 8 P1 Up UP P1 Down DOWN P1 Left LEFT P1 Right RIGHT P1 Button 1 LCONTROL or Mouse B1 P1 Button 2 LALT or Mouse B3 P1 Button 3 SPACE or Mouse B2 P1 Button 4 LSHIFT P2 Up R P2 Down F P2 Left D P2 Right G P2 Button 1 A P2 Button 2 S P2 Button 3 Q P2 Button 4 W
Internet Arcade
by Technōs Japan
software
eye 62,242
favorite 54
comment 6
WWF Superstars is an arcade game manufactured by Technōs Japan and released in 1989. It is the first WWF arcade game to be released. A series of unrelated games with the same title were released by LJN for the original Game Boy. Technōs followed the game with the release of WWF WrestleFest in 1991. Features The game features some of the signature moves and trademark mannerisms of the wrestlers in the game. There are also cut scenes featuring Ted DiBiase, André the Giant and Virgil. Mean Gene...
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Internet Arcade
by Toaplan / Taito America Corporation (Romstar license)
software
eye 4,190
favorite 24
comment 1
Developed by Toaplan Co., Ltd. Released Oct, 1987 Also For FM Towns, Genesis, NES, Sharp X68000, TurboGrafx-16 Published by Taito Corporation Perspective Top-down Vehicular Helicopter Genre Action Gameplay Shooter Visual 2D scrolling Description Twin Cobra is a vertically scrolling shoot-em-up. You pilot the TC-17 Twin Cobra assault helicopter to fight the forces of Commander Anziga, the myopic leader of the nation of Kaban. Your job is to fly into Kaban and take out the entire military base of...
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Internet Arcade
by Toaplan / Taito Corporation
software
eye 3,141
favorite 13
comment 0
Truxton, released in Japan as Tatsujin (タツジン), is a 1988 vertically scrolling, shoot 'em up arcade game developed by Toaplan, later ported to the Mega Drive (worldwide) and the PC Engine (Japan-only). Like many other scrolling shooters, the game is set in outer space, where the player takes control of a small spaceship across several planets. The game is played with an eight-way joystick and two buttons (a shot and a bomb button) through five large levels and their bosses (which then...
Internet Arcade
by Universal
software
eye 375,298
favorite 117
comment 13
INSTRUCTIONS The object of Mr. Do! is to score as many points as possible by digging tunnels through the ground and collecting cherries. The title character, Mr. Do (a circus clown), is constantly chased by red monsters resembling small dinosaurs, and the player loses a life if Mr. Do is caught by one. The game is over when the last life is lost. Cherries are distributed throughout the level in groups of eight. 500 bonus points are awarded if Mr. Do collects eight cherries in a row without...
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Internet Arcade
by Universal
software
eye 286,507
favorite 4
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Universal
software
eye 333,999
favorite 4
comment 0
A spaceship fights against wave after wave of alien demons. 1 Player Start 1 2 Players Start 2 Coin 1 5 Coin 2 6 P1 Left LEFT P1 Right RIGHT P1 Button 1 LCONTROL or Mouse B1 P2 Left D P2 Right G P2 Button 1 A
Internet Arcade
by Universal
software
eye 276,840
favorite 1
comment 1
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Internet Arcade
by Universal
software
eye 313,495
favorite 44
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Lady Bug is an insect-themed maze chase arcade game produced by Universal Games and released in 1981. Its gameplay was inspired by Pac-Man but with several additions to the formula, such as the ability to alter the layout of the maze through gate-shifting. The goal of Lady Bug is to eat all "flowers", hearts and letters in the maze while avoiding other insects. The player is represented by a red, yellow, and green character resembling a ladybug while the enemy insects' appearance...
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Internet Arcade
by Universal
software
eye 251,363
favorite 2
comment 1
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Internet Arcade
by Universal
software
eye 331,752
favorite 25
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Mr. Do's Wild Ride is the third game in Universal's Mr. Do! arcade series, although it was originally titled Go! Go! Coaster and did not involve Mr. Do!. Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride, was released in 1984. Gameplay Mr. Do!'s scenario is a roller coaster, and the object is to reach the top. As the cars (and eventually other objects) speed around the track, you must escape by using a super speed button, or by climbing up small ladders scattered about the track. Two icons at the end of the level range from...
Internet Arcade
by Valadon Automation (Stern Electronics license)
software
eye 256,801
favorite 14
comment 0
Internet Arcade
by Videa
software
eye 304,810
favorite 4
comment 1
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Internet Arcade
by Williams
software
eye 281,873
favorite 64
comment 7
Sinistar is an arcade game released by Williams in 1982. It belongs to a class of video games called twitch games. Sinistar was developed by Sam Dicker, Jack Haeger, Noah Falstein, RJ Mical and Richard Witt. The title is also a pun on the word "sinister." The player pilots a lone spacecraft, and must create "Sinibombs" by shooting at drifting planetoids and catching the crystals that are thereby released. Sinibombs are needed to defeat the game boss, Sinistar, an animated...
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Internet Arcade
by Williams
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INSTRUCTIONS Joust is a platforming game where the player controls a yellow knight riding a flying ostrich or stork, from a third-person perspective. Using the two-way directional joystick and the button for flapping the ostrich's wings, the player flies the knight amidst the floating rock platforms and above pools of lava; when maneuvering off the screen to either side, the player will continue its path reappearing from the opposite side. The rate at which the player repeatedly presses the...
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Bubbles is an arcade video game developed by Williams Electronics and released in 1982. It is an action game that features two-dimensional (2D) graphics. The player uses a joystick to control a bubble in a kitchen sink. The object is to progress through levels by cleaning the sink while avoiding enemies. Development was handled by John Kotlarik and Python Anghelo. Kotlarik desired to create a non-violent game inspired by Pac-Man. Anghelo designed the game's artwork and scenario as well as a...
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Stargate is an arcade game released in 1981 by Williams Electronics. Created by Eugene Jarvis, it is a sequel to the 1980 game Defender, and was the first of only three productions from Vid Kidz, an independent development house formed by Jarvis and Larry DeMar. This video game has no connection to the subsequent Stargate franchise that began 13 years later. Legal issues The game is also known as Defender Stargate and Defender II. The latter name was used in home video game releases, due to...
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IMPORTANT NOTE: After the game has reset its high score, press the F2 key to make the arcade machine playable. Blaster is an arcade game developed by Eugene Jarvis and released by Williams in 1983. The game is a 3D shooter set in outer space and is a quasi-sequel to Robotron: 2084. The objective is to shoot enemies and avoid obstacles in twenty differently-goaled levels in order to reach paradise. The game had advanced graphics at the time of release, that used scaled sprites to display the...
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Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters is an arcade game developed by Atari Games in 1989. The game is based loosely around the campy science fiction B movies of the 1950s. It was ported for most major home computer platforms of the time. According to the introduction, Planet X is a synthetic industrial planetoid whose most notable feature is the research laboratory of the buxom and brainy Dr. Sarah Bellum. Evil aliens called Reptilons invade the planet, capture the good doctor, and force...
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Developed by Konami Industry Co. Ltd. Released 1989 Also For Windows, Xbox 360 Published by Konami, Inc. Perspective Side view Genre Action Gameplay Arcade, Platform Visual 2D scrolling Description M.I.A.: Missing in Action is a sequel to Rush'n Attack (or Green Beret ), featuring the same type of action. You control a nameless soldier on a mission of rescuing prisoners of war. Armed only with a knife the soldier navigates five stages of hostile territory overcoming countless enemies. Like in...
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Developed by Atari Games Corporation Released 1989 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum Published by Atari Games Corporation Perspective Top-down Genre Racing / Driving Setting Post-Apocalyptic Description Badlands continued the Super Sprint lineage, but moved the game into a futuristic post-apocalyptic setting. The races consist of 3 souped-up cars toughing it out over 4 laps on one of the 8 tracks, which are viewed from above. Two human players can take part, but...
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Developed by Capcom Co., Ltd. Released 1989 Also For Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, TurboGrafx CD, ZX Spectrum Published by Capcom U.S.A., Inc. Perspective Side view Setting China (Ancient/Imperial), Historical Events Genre Action Gameplay Beat 'em up / Brawler Visual 2D scrolling Description Originating in the arcades, Dynasty Wars is a beat-em-up set during the Three Kingdoms Era of the Chinese history, and is, more specifically, based on the Tenchi o Kurau manga adaptation...
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Legend of Hero Tonma (レジェンド・オブ・ヒーロー・トンマ) is a side scrolling platform game released by Irem to arcades in 1989. The player controls a caped hero named Tommy in his quest to rescue a princess. Tommy can cast fireballs (which can be upgraded in power) to dispatch enemies, and jump on their heads to temporarily stun them. The arcade game was later ported to the PC-Engine in 1991 and the home console's overseas equivalent, TurboGrafx-16 in 1993. The latter version...
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Developed by Data East Corporation Released 1989 Platform Arcade Published by Data East USA, Inc. Gameplay Fighting Genre Action Setting Fantasy Description This is a mythologically-themed gladiator game with simple controls, allowing players to move left and right, jump, and attack. Players choose one of two human fighters, who must overcome eight terrifying and monstrous fantastic opponents (eg. dragon, wizard, scorpion-man) in the ring to win a tournament and rule the kingdom for one year....
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R-Type II (アール・タイプ II Āru Taipu tsu) is a horizontal scrolling shooter arcade game developed and published by Irem in 1989. It is the second game in the R-Type series. The game is the sequel to R-Type, which was first released as an arcade game in 1987 and profoundly influenced later shooting games with its charge shots, unique weaponry, and grotesque enemies. Hudson Soft ported the later 4 levels of the original R-Type to the PC Engine with the title R-Type II, but the Hudson...
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Shadow Dancer (シャドー・ダンサー) is a side-scrolling action game produced by Sega originally released as an arcade game in 1989. It is the second arcade game in the Shinobi series, following the original Shinobi itself. The game was developed on the Sega System 18 motherboard hardware. Home versions were released for the Master System and various home computers. A loose adaptation was also developed for the Mega Drive/Genesis titled Shadow Dancer: The Secret of Shinobi. A terrorist...
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World Grand Prix (ザ・サーキット, "The Circuit") is a 1986 Sega Master System video game. During the course of the game, the player uses a Formula One style car. He or she has to drive the car as quickly as possible while navigating through turns and other vehicles on the road.[4] A formal scoring system is not used; players are not ranked by position unlike most racing games. This kind of timekeeping would not be used in a subsequent video game until the Nintendo Family...